"V" is regarded by many fans as one of Symphony X's greatest albums, a classically inspired, musically loaded, majestic tour-de-force, featuring Michael Romeo on guitar. Featuring technically complex rhythms, Romeo's metallic, rapid, low-string riffage, soaring melodies, throbbing bass work (Michael Lepond) and an album length concept. For those uninitiated to Symphony X's music, combine elements of Dream Theater, Iron Maiden, Kansas, and a couple of other '70s progressive bands and shake with dashes of 1800's classical composers and you'll get a frame of reference - for openers. "V" has enough musically challenging arrangements that guitarists will be rearranging their own music after being sufficiently inspired. Get it.
|05:20||Evolution (The Grand Design)||Vocal|
|07:45||Communion And The Oracle||Vocal|
|04:02||The Bird-Serpent War/Cataclysm||Vocal|
|03:01||On The Breath Of Poseidon (Segue)||Instrumental|
|03:42||The Death Of Balance||Vocal|
|04:58||Absense Of Light||Vocal|
|05:48||A Fool's Paradise||Vocal|
|12:01||Rediscovery (Part II)-The New Mythology||Vocal|
|Michael Romeo||All Electric And Acoustic Guitars, Backing Vocals, Production, Engineering, Orchestral Arrangements and Performance|
|Michael Pinnella||Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Orchestral Arrangements and Performance|
|Jason Rullo||Drums, Percussion|
|Eric Rachel||Production, Engineering|
|Recorded at Trax East Studios, Mix-O-Lydian Studios and the Symphony X Dungeon.
Mixed at Trax East Studios.
Mastered at West Westside Music.